Nature's Place

In the Morning …

I usually get up and do the usual things, usually. Then I go have a look in the garden, especially if the sun isn’t up yet. That’s when the most elusive creatures may be seen. But no guarantees, nature is still in charge.

I just know a thing or two about it, how it works. That most creatures need heat to function properly isn’t generally known, for instance. Though it should be obvious, isn’t the obvious often overlooked?

The garden is nearly ready for the coming heat and rain that brings the small creatures in their numbers. Daisy’s everywhere, and Sunflowers, and too many other plants to know or name.

As long as it provides that is fine. And it sure provides me with a simple pleasure, I trust it does the coming tribes in all their shapes and colours. Still, I have to keep an eye out for those that would eat it all.

It would be nice to have a hand in the garden, another who sees what I see and can partake. But living is perfect at 80 to 90% good. So it’s good the way it is. Still, who knows what is round the corner.

More living for sure, or the inevitable death. The gardener’s ultimate contribution to the earth? Anybody out there not notice the slow breakdown of the sense engine?

Another birth, more like. You just have to see the space in between.


Mark Berkery ……. Click any picture to enlarge in a new tab – best in FireFox



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  1. janegerow said, on 25/10/2012 at 1:34 am

    Nice pictures of some cool bugs!

    • Mark said, on 25/10/2012 at 7:14 pm

      G’day Jane. Thank You for the Arm. :)

  2. Fotografin Thee Ballmer said, on 14/10/2012 at 11:31 pm

    Very nice photos. I like to see all these details from an insect. It’s amazing what nature did, creating all these different animals. LG Thee

    • Mark said, on 14/10/2012 at 11:55 pm

      Thank you for the Arm LG. Our nature is amazing …

  3. suzysomething said, on 19/09/2012 at 12:47 pm

    Missed you, Mark! So glad to see you and your wonderful photos again.

    • Mark said, on 19/09/2012 at 10:10 pm

      Hi Sarzy. The season has begun, the flowers are blooming and all we need now is a little rain for the native bees to come on out of their winter wombs.

      • suzysomething said, on 22/09/2012 at 4:11 am

        I’m looking forward to seeing more!
        PS…still learning how to use my Nikon….love it!

  4. Lunar Euphoria said, on 16/09/2012 at 10:47 am

    Always a pleasure to see the bugs on the other side of the planet.

  5. vaweber said, on 13/09/2012 at 11:20 am

    Love the insect closeups!

  6. Godfried said, on 13/09/2012 at 3:32 am

    Wow nice pictures Mark

  7. lylekrahn said, on 13/09/2012 at 2:50 am

    Really nice.

  8. standingoutinmyfield said, on 12/09/2012 at 11:40 pm

    All the small things…so perfect. :)

    • Mark said, on 13/09/2012 at 5:27 am

      Perfection, hmmm? As it is … and it is always changing …

  9. bambusasolutions said, on 12/09/2012 at 11:30 pm

    Excellent photography! Except for the spiders – I’m petrified of spiders (even photos of them make me tense).

    • Mark said, on 13/09/2012 at 4:46 am

      Thanks B. You know, when you’ve looked into the eye of a spider for long enough, and all across it’s structure and function – including the fact she is no less dedicated a mother – the emotion goes away, and eventually never comes back.

      • bambusasolutions said, on 13/09/2012 at 6:30 pm

        I’m actually OK with the ones that sit still (and into whose eyes I would be able to gaze). It’s the one that run, like Australian Huntsmans and wolf spiders, and jump around that freak me out.

        • Mark said, on 15/09/2012 at 3:11 pm

          Well Beth, you have to know the best or usually the intelligent response to fast moving creatures of all sizes is stillness, or run. But always still inside, so you know when and where to run at least. :)

  10. simplyenjoy said, on 12/09/2012 at 10:08 pm

    Great photos. I felt like I was on a garden walk, too. Reminded me of a decorative plaque I once bought, “we come from the earth, we return to the earth and in between we garden.”

    • Mark said, on 13/09/2012 at 4:43 am

      Thanks Stephanie. Obviously a quote from a dedicated gardener, or someone who knew the value of being in nature. But the road to gardening is long and winding … :)

  11. lautal said, on 12/09/2012 at 9:56 pm

    It is been a while you did not post anything. Now you came back with this wonderful set of pictures and thoughts. Thank you.

    • Mark said, on 13/09/2012 at 4:40 am

      Thanks Lautal. The space in between … :)

  12. Jo said, on 12/09/2012 at 9:04 pm

    Love your work. Thank you for sharing some of the pleasures you found in your garden.
    I hope it’s a long time before you are composting in it.

    • Mark said, on 13/09/2012 at 4:39 am

      Thanks Jo. It could be some time yet.

  13. Molly Czachur said, on 12/09/2012 at 6:06 pm

    Beautiful photography

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